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Jan
19
Fri
2018
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

Lambourn English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
20
Sat
2018
Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along some chipped, patterned dinner plates and turn them into a beautiful mosaic wall hanging or tea pot stand.  


Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Saturday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY

New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups

Third  or fourth Saturday in each month (Please check with the library to confirm the next date), 2.30 to 3.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

Newbury Library – Saturday group (Next Meeting 20th January, 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘Sweet Caress’ by William Boyd)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Movement Meditation: “5 Rhythms” @ Liddington Village Hall
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Does life feel like a constant struggle?   Do you want to exercise but can’t follow a class or have 2 left feet? Like to dance, have fun and not be judged? Would you like to be more at peace with yourself?

If you have answered yes to any of these, then 5 Rhythms might be for you – come along to find out if it is.

DISCOVER HOW CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT CAN HELP YOU TO BE MORE AT PEACE AND COMFORTABLE WITH THE RHYTHMS THAT RULE YOUR LIFE…

No previous experience of dance needed, and all are welcome young, old, fit or unfit. No steps to learn and nothing to get right or wrong and no judgement from the teacher. You dance at your level.

Shall We Dance? Science Says ‘Go on, It’s Good for You’

Studies have started to emerge on the positive impacts community dance activity can have on different populations, across a range of issues. – see huffingtonpost.co.uk and dancing out of depression

The music is varied: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.
PROGRAMME

We will go through the rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way; you will be encouraged to “FLOW”  for yourself then to allow the beat to take you into “STACCATO”,  to then move into “CHAOS” with curiosity; to drop into “LYRICAL” and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and then lastly to find peace and quiet in “STILLNESS”.

We will go through the 5 Rhythms with focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings.   At the same time I will explore with you how each rhythm has its’ own flavour and each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.
We will look for the “sweet spot”, the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting.  Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you


When: 
21st Jan 2018 and 18th March 2018

Time : 
2pm to 5pm

Investment: £20 Early bird by 13th Jan for Penny post readers Jan and 3rd March £18, Book 2 places get £2 off

Teacher Gay Murphy http://www.joyfuldance.co.uk

Booking: Essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited to 16.

Cheque or transfer; for details email julie@body-mind-coaching.co.uk or call Julie on 01793 495551

Join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulmovementspace/

Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher
Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher

Really look forward to meeting you on the dance floor

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 25 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat – Theale Library

Bring along your craft – or admire what other people are making.

Meeting weekly on Thursday at Theale Library, 14:15am – 15:30pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Crochet for Beginners: Starts Thurs 25th Jan, 7-9pm

From how to hold a hook and different sizes of hooks and wools to the basic stitches. By the end of this course you will be crocheting in rows and in rounds, creating granny squares and reading basic patterns.

5 Sessions: 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 1st Mar


 

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Jan 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 26 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

Lambourn English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
27
Sat
2018
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library | Hungerford | United Kingdom

Is someone in your family struggling at school or work?

Don’t know how to help or where to get advice?

With 1 in 10 individuals in the UK exhibiting signs of dyslexia, then this might be the reason why they are struggling.

Local Dyslexia Specialist, Jacqui Flisher, runs a free advice session on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Hungerford Library in West Berkshire for anyone will concerns about dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

There will be practical help and advice for:

  • The new changes to SEN
  • Dyslexia in the workplace
  • How to claim Disabled Students’ Allowance whilst studying at university for Dyslexic Students
  • Getting a formal assessment of Dyslexia
  • The 37 Characteristics of Dyslexia
  • Is Dyslexia Inherited?
  • The Dyslexic Thinking/Learning Style
  • What your child’s school should be doing to help
  • Screening for Dyscalculia
  • Visual Stress

No appointment needed, just turn up. If you can’t make the session, then Jacqui can be contacted on 07787 127771 or visit http://www.a-new-way.co.uk for more information.

Introduction to Spinning @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Make an upcycled spindle, learn the principles of spinning fibre into yarn,  have a go at the ‘park and draft’ technique on a drop spindle

and try your hand on a spinning wheel.


Jan
30
Tue
2018
Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to put the Vicar on the spot? Then come and join us at our next Alpha course starting in January 2018. All questions are allowed with no question too threatening or too trivial.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.

Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards.

It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

Learn more about Alpha

What happens at Alpha?

  • Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
  • Talks – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation, they are usually around thirty minutes long.
  • Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything!

 

Starts Tuesday 30 Jan, 1.00pm The Vicarage, Parsonage Ln, Hungerford RG17 0JB
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0JB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Afternoon Alpha Poster

Jan
31
Wed
2018
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn upholstery techniques while working on your own project with visiting tutor Kate Powell.

For more info or to book contact Jo: joharvey100@gmail.com / 07768 767787

Other session dates are 15 Nov, 31 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March and April date tbc

 

 


 

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 1 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat – Theale Library

Bring along your craft – or admire what other people are making.

Meeting weekly on Thursday at Theale Library, 14:15am – 15:30pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Crochet for Beginners: Starts Thurs 25th Jan, 7-9pm

From how to hold a hook and different sizes of hooks and wools to the basic stitches. By the end of this course you will be crocheting in rows and in rounds, creating granny squares and reading basic patterns.

5 Sessions: 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 1st Mar


 

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Feb 1 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 2 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

Lambourn English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
3
Sat
2018
Restart Repair Cafe @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Restart  Repair Cafe @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Repair Cafe: First Saturday of each month

10am-1pm

We have volunteer fixers ready to help you repair household and electrical items. As well as welcoming anyone popping in with things for fixing we’ll be collecting broken electrical items to repair and sell on second-hand to reduce the amount ending up in landfill. If you have items to donate, or if you would like to train up as a repairer, please contact Jo:
07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com.

Please bring items before 12 noon

Bring along items small enough for one person to carry and please back up your data!


Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop

Winter Top Fruit Pruning –   – Sat 3 Feb or Sun 4 Feb 2018  (course repeated on second day)

10am -12.30pm: Course Registration & Theory in Hungerford Town Hall, High Street Hungerford RG17 0NF

1pm: Lunch   

2-4pm: Practical in the orchard. 

Cost: £85 per day (inc VAT & lunch)

Join Orchard Arborist, Pomologist and owner of the Heritage Fruit Tree Company Andy Howard for a day’s training course to learn the theory and practice of Winter Pruning. (Andy grew up in Hungerford and now lives across the Border in North Oxfordshire but returns on a regular basis  to work in, and design and plant Orchards throughout Berkshire.)

Learn the theory, skills and practice of winter pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear. Discover the different methods and techniques used to shape fruit trees, control their size and influence their productivity.  Find out when and how to apply these to suit different circumstances and different types of top fruit.  Learn the difference between winter and summer pruning and when and how to prune pip fruit and stone fruit.

You can learn these new skills and put them into practice with hands on tuition whilst working on Hungerford’s beautiful Picket Mead-Heritage orchard, working on unique fruit trees left untouched without any pruning undertaken during the past 60/70 years.

Gain these skills yourself and help to get the confidence to apply them in your own orchard, garden or community orchard. Or, why not help a neighbour get their fruit trees into shape?

The pruning course will cover all you need to know on pruning : From working on these majestic old trees, formative pruning on any newly planted future trees and how to practice a form of renewal and restorative pruning.

If you are thinking of just planting one tree, or an orchard  all the information and hands on practical learnt will be useful when selecting your trees and also knowing how to manage them afterwards throughout their life and into maturity.

This is a winter pruning course but we will also look at how it relates to summer pruning  and how both are important in the management of your fruit trees, cordons, fans and espaliers.

HOW TO BOOK

Please contact Dani Winslet on  events@townandmanor.co.uk  or  01488 647334  or  07932 322163 to book your place, to find out more about the course,  or make payment.

For both days it’s a first come first serve basis with a limit on how many places available. ( It’s a 2 mins easy walking distance from mainline Hungerford train station into Town Hall venue)


(c) Can Stock Photo / jakatics

Feb
4
Sun
2018
Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop

Winter Top Fruit Pruning –   – Sat 3 Feb or Sun 4 Feb 2018  (course repeated on second day)

10am -12.30pm: Course Registration & Theory in Hungerford Town Hall, High Street Hungerford RG17 0NF

1pm: Lunch   

2-4pm: Practical in the orchard. 

Cost: £85 per day (inc VAT & lunch)

Join Orchard Arborist, Pomologist and owner of the Heritage Fruit Tree Company Andy Howard for a day’s training course to learn the theory and practice of Winter Pruning. (Andy grew up in Hungerford and now lives across the Border in North Oxfordshire but returns on a regular basis  to work in, and design and plant Orchards throughout Berkshire.)

Learn the theory, skills and practice of winter pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear. Discover the different methods and techniques used to shape fruit trees, control their size and influence their productivity.  Find out when and how to apply these to suit different circumstances and different types of top fruit.  Learn the difference between winter and summer pruning and when and how to prune pip fruit and stone fruit.

You can learn these new skills and put them into practice with hands on tuition whilst working on Hungerford’s beautiful Picket Mead-Heritage orchard, working on unique fruit trees left untouched without any pruning undertaken during the past 60/70 years.

Gain these skills yourself and help to get the confidence to apply them in your own orchard, garden or community orchard. Or, why not help a neighbour get their fruit trees into shape?

The pruning course will cover all you need to know on pruning : From working on these majestic old trees, formative pruning on any newly planted future trees and how to practice a form of renewal and restorative pruning.

If you are thinking of just planting one tree, or an orchard  all the information and hands on practical learnt will be useful when selecting your trees and also knowing how to manage them afterwards throughout their life and into maturity.

This is a winter pruning course but we will also look at how it relates to summer pruning  and how both are important in the management of your fruit trees, cordons, fans and espaliers.

HOW TO BOOK

Please contact Dani Winslet on  events@townandmanor.co.uk  or  01488 647334  or  07932 322163 to book your place, to find out more about the course,  or make payment.

For both days it’s a first come first serve basis with a limit on how many places available. ( It’s a 2 mins easy walking distance from mainline Hungerford train station into Town Hall venue)


(c) Can Stock Photo / jakatics

Feb
6
Tue
2018
Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to put the Vicar on the spot? Then come and join us at our next Alpha course starting in January 2018. All questions are allowed with no question too threatening or too trivial.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.

Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards.

It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

Learn more about Alpha

What happens at Alpha?

  • Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
  • Talks – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation, they are usually around thirty minutes long.
  • Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything!

 

Starts Tuesday 30 Jan, 1.00pm The Vicarage, Parsonage Ln, Hungerford RG17 0JB
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0JB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Afternoon Alpha Poster

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Workshop: Unique Art Quilt from Start to Finish with Jill Rose Brennan @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Unique Art Quilt from Start to Finish with Jill Rose Brennan @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

In 6 full day sessions, Jill will take you through the entire process to make a small, bespoke quilt. You will start by solidifying your ideas and selecting fabrics and colours. You will learn quick piecing methods and appliqué. The next stage is layering and stretching with wadding and backing. Finally machine and hand quilting will be covered. Not only will you complete a quilt, you will also have honed the skills to do this again and again.

Dates: Wednesdays 15th, 22nd, 29th November and 7th, 14th, 21st February 10am – 4pm

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £342 – Book Now!

Gadget Day at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Gadget Day at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Gadget Day

Need help with your tablet, eReader or mobile?

Come along to Newbury Library Gadget Day where we’ll show you hot to download and use our range of free eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks on your device.

Sessions are available between 10:30am-1:30pm – Please contact the library to book your place.

For more information contact the library: library@westberks.gov.uk | 01635 519900

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 8 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat – Theale Library

Bring along your craft – or admire what other people are making.

Meeting weekly on Thursday at Theale Library, 14:15am – 15:30pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Crochet for Beginners: Starts Thurs 25th Jan, 7-9pm

From how to hold a hook and different sizes of hooks and wools to the basic stitches. By the end of this course you will be crocheting in rows and in rounds, creating granny squares and reading basic patterns.

5 Sessions: 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 1st Mar


 

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Feb 8 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Sri Lankan Cookery Day @ Maymessy
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Learn to make the authentic Sri Lankan street food that has made London restaurants like Hoppers a sell-out success.

Leiths teacher, caterer and blogger Georgie Soskin will give you a thorough introduction to Sri Lankan cooking, talking you through how to make coconut milk from fresh coconuts, and using spices and trendy new ingredients like Maldivian fish flakes to their best advantage.

While the ingredients and techniques used in this class are relatively new to the UK, they’re easy to master, leaving you with a whole new cuisine in your culinary repertoire.

Typical recipes may include:

•   Chicken Curry

•   Dhal Curry

•   Brinjol Moju (sweet aubergine relish)

•   Seeni Sambol (sweet onion relish)

•   Spiced Pumpkin Cake

To book, please contact Anna on 07960 489 677  or anna@maymessy.com

Cost £105pp (includes lunch).

Maymessy is a social enterprise so funds made from cookery classes will be ploughed back into cookery classes for vulnerable young people.

Maymessy also runs demand-led workshops so grab some friends and let us know what you want to cook.

Barn also available for hire for events and parties.

Student Testimonials

Maymessy- more May-messi, a world class facility. I attended a bread making course held here and experienced a bright, modern, well planned and equipped multi purpose facility. Great cooking stations and classroom facility. Hosts were superb and really looked after us. George

 Anna came out to greet us and gave us such a friendly welcome as we arrived at the farm, we knew it was going to be a fun day.  The barn is wonderful, full of light with views of the countryside and the kitchen a cooks delight with all modern cookers etc. and space, all that we would need. MK

Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 9 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655